Technically taking place just before the official start date of the festival, two of the biggest names in comedy are making a special stop in town as part of their The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment tour. If you watched their Netflix special An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, you’ll know that their show involves plenty of banter mixed with songs and a good dose of banjo on the side from bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin.
Trevor Noah at SSE Hydro – Friday 20th March
Arguably the biggest show in this year’s line-up, the host of The Daily Show is visiting Glasgow on his Loud & Clear tour. Expect a lot of laughs with a slight political edge.
Jimmy Carr at SEC Armadillo – Friday 20th March
Comedy festivals and Jimmy Carr go hand in hand. Listing his shows and appearances would have us writing for hours, but the UK comedy icon always brings his best, and with him playing the Armadillo on a Friday night, you can expect a lively crowd indeed.
Arabella Weird at Òran Mór– Wednesday 25th March
She may be currently gracing TV screens as Beth Baird in the amazing Two Doors Down, but many people forget some of the hilarious work she’s done over the years, especially on the likes of The Fast Show.
Her stand-up is incredibly popular, so much so that a second night had to be added to meet demand.
Stewart Lee at King’s Theatre – Thursday 26th March
What’s better than one Stewart Lee set? How about two back to back!
It’s a little ambitious, but anyone who loves Lee’s work will be excited to get a double bill of two new 60 minute sets, delivered in the way only he knows best how to do.
Frankie Boyle at The Stand – Monday 23rd to Friday 27th March